Higher salaries to minimum wage earners seen

Malacañang on Sunday announced that minimum wage earners in the Philippines have started enjoying higher salaries after the Department of Labor and Employment adjusted nationwide wage rates in May this year.

The Office of the Press Secretary said that minimum wage earners — including domestic workers — in 14 regions have started benefiting from wage increases that took effect in June 2022.

It added that the National Wages and Productivity Commission made the adjustment to the previous wage rates in response to the workers’ petition for higher wages during the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Under Wage Order NCR-23 issued on 13 May 2022, the daily minimum wage in Metro Manila shall increase by P33 — which means that minimum wage workers in the non-agriculture sector will have a basic pay rate of P570 while agriculture workers will get P533.

It took effect on 4 June.

In the Cordillera Administrative Region, minimum wage earners’ salaries will rise by P50 to P60; P60 to P90 in Ilocos Region; P50 to P75 in Cagayan Valley; P40 in Central Luzon; up to P97 in Calabarzon; P35 in Mimaropa and P55 in Bicol.

In the Visayas, minimum wage earners will receive up to a P110 increase in basic wage while in Mindanao, workers will get up to P62 raise.

Domestic workers or house helpers, meanwhile, will get an increase in their salaries from P500 to P2,500 depending on the region they are currently working.

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